Ask an Alumnus: Patrick McAnulty, Charlie Hustle

McAnulty graduated from the KU School of Business with a marketing degree in 2016.

What is your job?

Patrick McAnulty, who graduated from the KU School of Business in 2016, is the social media manager at Charlie Hustle in Kansas City, Missouri.

Another huge part of my job is customer support. I, along with our logistics director, answer any email that comes through our customer service channel, Zendesk. This involves working directly with customers who email our account. A lot of these are customers inquiring about their online orders, donation requests, upcoming events and general questions about our company. I work closely with our marketing team to make sure we are hitting quarterly goals, execute sales and promotions, and following our advertising budget. I am also in charge of our College Campus Brand Ambassador Program. This program is aimed to build awareness of our brand on campuses and engage more with students. We just launched this program at K-State, Mizzou and KU.

What School of Business experiences best prepared you for this?

What is your advice to current students?

You may think that you have it all figured out and have a path of success paved, but sometimes a fresh perspective on things is just what you need.

These classes invite you to think differently and let you create some real insight of your own. Whether these classes are offered by the School of Business or a completely different school, these are a good way to break out of your mold. Also, I implore them to enjoy their time there. Don’t rush your experience. I know these were some of the best years of my life, and I made numerous life long friendships. You may be thinking, “I can’t wait to graduate”, but trust me, it doesn’t take long for you to think, “Man, I wish I could go back.”

What are some of your best memories at the School of Business?

What was your favorite class, or who was your favorite professor? And why?

She actually reached out to me to have my brother and me speak to one of her classes in the fall, which was pretty cool. It was crazy to think I had been in the same position as kids in that classroom just a year ago. Another favorite of mine was Doug Clopton. Doug always told it how it was and provided very thought-provoking conversations. I will always remember “Dougie Fresh.”

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By Anna Pankiewicz

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